relative density

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relative density

[′rel·əd·iv ′den·səd·ē]
(mechanics)

relative density

For a given void ratio of soil, the ratio between: (a) the difference between the void ratio of the soil in its loosest state and the given ratio and (b) the void ratio in the loosest state minus the void ratio in the densest state.
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(2001) 200 150 TABLE 2.--Publications with data on specific density ([[rho].sub.m] in g [cm.sup.-3]) of juvenile mussels.
The floated coal having minimum ash content (4.51%) was attained from -25+16 mm fraction at 1.20 g/[cm.sup.3] specific density medium.
Blaine) 4018 Volume expansion, (mm) 2 Initial set, (h/dk) 2,15 Final set, (h/dk) 3,30 Mechanical Properties Compressive strength of 1 day, (N/[mm.sup.2]) 10,6 Compressive strength of 2 days, (N/[mm.sup.2]) 24,3 Compressive strength of 7 days, (N/[mm.sup.2]) 42,0 Compressive strength of 28 days, (N/[mm.sup.2]) 56,8 Table 2: Particle specific density values of TS, [ATS.sub.1], [ATS.sub.2], [ATS.sub.3] [[rho].sub.s], Particle specific density (Mg/[m.sup.3]) TS 2,46 [ATS.sub.1] 2,59 [ATS.sub.2] 2,40 [ATS.sub.3] 2,75 Table 3: Consistency limits of TS.
The radius of curvature of the seam trajectory of the upper work piece, the radius of curvature of the seam trajectory of the lower work piece, the total deviation of both trajectories, the specific density of seam stitches, the seam length and the nominal sewing speed of the sewing machine that performs sewing represent the input elements of the program.
By applying species-specific and mixed-species allometric equations that use DBH and specific density of the wood as inputs, the authors reduced error from 10-60% overestimation to 10-15%.
The Galino works on Galileo's discovery that a body floating in liquid is compelled to sink as temperatures rise - due to a decrease in the specific density of liquids.
Using Eberhardt's (1968) multiple comparison test, we did not reject the null hypothesis that sea state specific density was independent of survey year; therefore, sighting data by BF sea state were pooled across years, where average density for each sea state was calculated as a weighted average proportional to distance searched.
Average weight is 59 to 63 pounds per cubic foot with a specific density of 0.95.
The explosive used will be Anfo with a specific density of 0.8 g/cc.
It definitely proves, through certain tests, that for a given moisture content and compactive effort, a soil will develop a certain specific density.
It may or may not have underlay stitching, and it has a specific density and stitch style.